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Using CIMS As A Shortcut to Great Industrial Cleaning Services

Posted by Chris Stathakis on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

ann arbor factory cleaning, detroit industrial cleaning, farmington hills manufacturing cleaning, novi commercial cleaning, dearborn industrial cleaningFinding the right industrial cleaning services company is both complicated and critical. It’s critical because keeping your factory or plant clean and in good order keeps your business running smoothly. It’s complicated because industrial cleaning itself is complicated. Manufacturing cleaning services are nothing like general office cleaning and as such, require a commercial cleaning company with real expertise with manufacturing cleaning accounts. On top of experience with industrial cleaning accounts, your cleaning company must be serious about delivering solid responsive service to all of their customers. With so many cleaning companies out there, there is no shortage of choices but this makes your job as a Facility Manager more difficult rather than easier. So, what can you as a Facility Manager do to try to streamline the process of finding the right building services company?


Is CIMS the Answer to Your Industrial cleaning and janitorial Question?

If you are trying to wade through a sea of Commercial industrial cleaning companies in order to find the one that’s right for you, CIMS can be a great tool. What exactly is ISSA CIMS GB?  Well it’s more than just a bunch of letters. Let’s take a look at what all those letters actually mean. First, ISSA is the International Sanitary Supply Association, a worldwide professional organization for building services companies that provide cleaning, janitorial, building maintenance and other related services. Second, CIMS is the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification. The CIMS is an industry certification process that challenges BSCs (Building Services Contractors) to adopt and verify that they are meeting the very highest standards in their respective industries. Lastly, the GB in ISSA CIMS GB, stands for Green Building. The "Green Building" component of the certification establishes an Industrial cleaning companies capacity to assist you in achieving a greener clean, in addition to earning LEED-EBOM points. Green Building certification can help you determine which Industrial facility services companies are truly committed to green cleaning.


What Does CIMS GB Mean For Your Industrial Janitorial Services?

Like other industry certifications, the ISSA CIMS GB certification offers professional industrial cleaning and maintenance companies the chance to validate their commitment to industry best practices. The CIMS standard evaluates the following critical areas of service: 

▪   Quality Systems: The structure needed to ensure effective operations & continuous improvement.

▪   Service Delivery: The systems & processes in place to deliver high-level, consistent, responsive service.

▪   Human Resources: Best practices for managing any service industry’s greatest asset—their people

▪   Health, Safety, & Environmental Stewardship: Ensuring regulatory compliance at ever level, workplace safety, and health and environmental management.

▪   Management Commitment: Establishing a Mission, Vision and Values that support every facet of the business.


Does ISSA CIMS GB Guarantee You Better Industrial Cleaning Services?

Absolutely! The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification program is voluntary and challenging. Industrial facility management and cleaning companies pursue CIMS because they want to not because they have to. Those commercial cleaning companies that seek and achieve certification are the A+ students of the janitorial industry. They thrive on doing their best work and leading others to follow suit. Industrial cleaning companies that become CIMS certified are high-performing, customer-focused cleaning organizations. Like nearly any business, the longer you work with factory cleaning clients and industrial cleaning accounts, the and the more you improve and polish your practices, the more you the customer will benefit.


But Better Industrial Cleaning Services Are Expensive Right?

Of course there is some truth to the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ but in the industrial cleaning business, quite often the more experienced, systemized and trained a company is, the more money they can save you. How could that be you might ask? It comes down to resource allocation and effective, livable cost-savings measures. Industrial cleaning contractors who are ISSA CIMS GB certified know their business inside and out. Likewise, they will work to learn the needs of your specific industry and facility. Then they can use all of this information to put together a detailed cleaning specification that reflects the real needs of your factory, plant or manufacturing facility. The best industrial cleaning companies know how to work with even the tightest industrial facility budgets to keep costs down while keeping your facility in good working order.


Our Commitment to Our Industrial Cleaning Customers, ISSA CIMS GB & Green Cleaning

Our commitment to industrial cleaning has been demonstrated time and time. Here at Stathakis, we value all of our customers. Still, with industrial, factory and manufacturing still at the heart of the Michigan economy, these businesses and industries are important to us because they continue to impact the prosperity of all of us. Stathakis is a Michigan-based local business that has grown to be able to handle even the largest accounts, and yet, we have never lost what makes us fundamentally just another local business, the guys just down the street. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can help you get the most from your cleaning and maintenance budgets and keep your facility operating efficiently and effectively. We understand the needs of our industrial cleaning clients from operational issue to compliance and safety, we will work alongside you to develop a cleaning program that focuses on health and safety while keeping an eye on your bottom line.

If you are working on LEED-EBOM points or looking for ways to make your cleaning processes greener, we can guide you through your options. In 2011, Stathakis earned CIMS-GB Certification with Honors through the ISSA. CIMS guarantees our customers that our processes are among the industries best. again. Stathakis is among the most highly regarded Michigan industrial cleaning companies and we work diligently every single day to earn that distinction. Our LEED Certified Industrial cleaning and our ISSA CIMS GB certification attest to the level of service we offer and even how we see our relationships with our customers. At Stathakis, we know that by continually raising the bar on how we work with our customers to deliver results means we build the kind of lasting partnerships that benefit our company, your company, our employees, your employees and customers and even the greater Michigan community.


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